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2024 MARATHON OFFSHORE BULL & COW TOURNAMENT SENDS 500 ANGLERS ON THE HUNT

The annual Marathon Offshore Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament dispatched more than 500 anglers to the offshore depths off the Middle Keys on May 4 and 5,...
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CAPTAIN JOEL’S FISHIN’ HOLES: MAHI MEMOIRS

Mastering mahi can take a lifetime of successes and failures with a lot of research and development. By the time you read this article, we'll be nearing...
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UPPER KEYS FISHING TOURNAMENT GETS NOVICE ANGLERS ON THE WATER

Novice anglers are invited to fish the non-intimidating “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing” Screamin’ Reels Tournament May 17-19  in Islamorada. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation,...
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I CAN ONLY CATCH HOW MANY? NEW LIMITS FOR A NEW GROUPER SEASON IN...

As the calendars turned to May this week, a fleet of boats with expectant anglers will descend with renewed fervor on the Keys’ reefs and wrecks. The...
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SPINNING GOLIATH GROUPER RECOVERED IN ISLAMORADA CANAL

Brad Norris has been running personal watercraft tours out of Old Conch Harbor canal since 2014. He knows this Islamorada waterway behind Old Tavernier Restaurant very well.  But...
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IN PICTURES: HOMETOWN ANGLERS CLEAN HOUSE AT THIRD MARATHON PREMIER SAILFISH TOURNAMENT

Back for its third year, the Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament lent its most significant helping hand yet to the nonprofit Mission Fishin’ after two successful days of...
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JUST THE TIPS: THE OFFSHORE BITE BEGINS…

So there’s some stuff going on, and there are some things happening. Be more specific? You got it…  After what seemed like an eternity, some life has finally...
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CAPTAIN JOEL’S FISHIN’ HOLES: ‘SPRING’ING BACK INTO REEF ACTION

The Florida reef stretches more than 350 miles from north of Key Largo to the southwest of Key West. It’s the third-largest reef system in the world,...
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CAPTAIN JOEL’S FISHIN’ HOLES: SPRING IS HERE

Look for the fishing to start picking up. It's that time of year where the mahi start showing up. Big fish start hanging around the reef, like...
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THESE ANGLING PRACTICES ARE VITAL TO A PRESSURED CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHERY

Fish are under pressure — a lot of it.   Over the past several decades, the fishing industry has undergone a remarkable transformation. Whether it be the use of...